19 May 2016
Between 7 November 2011 and 11 April 2013 a worker made false and misleading statements concerning his claims for worker’s compensation and received $53,089.35 to which he was not entitled.
After a SIRA investigation the defendant, Tarake Barake, was charged with two breaches of Section 192E(1)(b) of the Crimes Act 1900.
Following a severity appeal by the Defendant from a Local Court decision, on 19 May 2016 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and an Intensive Correction Order for 12 months was imposed. The District Court confirmed the orders of the Local Court for restitution in the sum of $53,089.35.